Minority Congressional Staffers Stage Walkout To Show Solidarity With Michael Brown, Eric Garner

Black congressional staffers hold their hands up as they pose for a group photo during a walkout December 11, 2014 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The staffers staged a walkout to protest over the recent Mike Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

There was a protest in Washington that involved congressional aides who briefly walked off their jobs Thursday — angered by the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York, and the decision by grand juries in both communities not to indict the police involved.

Dozens of staffers, by some estimates over 100, stood together outside on the Capitol steps with a “hands up, don’t shoot” pose to protest the decisions.

Report: 22 Staffers Would Check Romney’s Tweets Prior To Releasing Them

This isn’t necessarily a new story, but it is entertaining…

According to Slate, “As many as 22 staffers screened posts for his social media accounts during his 2012 presidential campaign.”

And according to another article by Slate, Mitt Romney’s “…campaign has certainly been paying Twitter for promoted tweets—though that’s a legitimate advertising practice meant to attract genuine followers, not bots, and doesn’t usually lead to such a rapid spike. There are services out there that offer to artificially pump up your Twitter following for a price (including some that pay real people to follow certain accounts). And if a former Newt Gingrich staffer is to be believed, Romney’s campaign wouldn’t be the first to avail itself of that option. (Gingrich campaign officials denied the charge, though an analysis of his followers seemed to substantiate it.)”

Secular Talk video.

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/07/25/mitt_romney_fake_twitter_followers_who_s_buying_them_.html